Talking about street parties for community events or residents getting together not major events like Clipsal etc or construction traffic work zone
Minister has given power to Council to close any roads under Councils care as well as give exemption to a number of Australian Road Rules. Cant be any roads that runs into or intersects with a DPTI road or a road that will affect traffic on an arterial road. The CEO can’t sub delegate the power to other Council employees.
In the past road closures have been a very informal process in which we’ve vever had any issues. Generally only get 1 or 2 street parties a year, usually the same 3 or 4 streets Ellesmere St has been having a street party for 35 years. They have their own people with WZTM tickets so we always just dropped off the signs on Friday and picked them up on Monday.
Street Party request on Grand Final Day, generally we assume that all residents are happy to have a street party but on this occasion one neighbour was completely against it. A new December street party initiative set up by Elected Members for $50. All of a sudden there was an influx of street party requests. Another issues that was raised was that were allowing the residents to run the Work Zone however this run the risk of Council being liable if anything happened as some of the streets didn’t have any residents with WZTM tickets.
With the influx of street party requests, council had had to set up a formal process for accessing and approving street parties Created a Street Party Kit (borrowed from Charles Sturt Council)
Council charges $200 for street party + $50 for the traffic management plan/Traffic Impact Statement and Splits the advertising cost 50/50 In December it’s a flat $100 Costs Council about $800 to have a street party.
• Road Traffic Act 1961 gives power to the Minister to
close any road.
• On 22 August 2013 the Minister for Transport and
Infrastructure issued an Instrument of General
Approval and Delegation to Council for Closing Roads
• Sub delegation made by the Council to the Chief
Street Party Kit
• Local Street
• Less then 1000vpd
• Limit the amount of parties per weekend
• Council staff run the Work Zone
• Residents needs to consult with street
• Advert in the Local Messenger
• Resident Check list
Lead Time Action Who
0 Street party happens Resident
Minimum 2 days
prior (Section 33
(3) of the Road
Traffic Act 1961)
Ad in Messenger and on Councils website Council
Minimum 1 week
Resident undertakes a letterbox drop Resident
2 Weeks prior Notify resident that the Street party is
2 Weeks prior CEO signs off on road closure Council
3 Weeks prior Report written for CEO sign off Council
3-4 Weeks prior Traffic Management Plan and Traffic
Impact Statement created
4 Weeks prior Traffic Engineer confirms street is
suitable and confirms this with resident
Resident provides Council with details of
Name of Street and sketch of
portion of road to be closed
Date and time
Details of activity
List of neighbourhood support
Risk Management plan (template)
• Any other Councils that allow residents to
have street parties?